from memory


William Christenberry, The Klub, Uniontown, Alabama, 1964


(own work) The Club Club, Uniontown, Ala., 2015

"Sometimes in the photographs there is a hint of something ominous or threatening, or possibly evil.  I found The Klub in 1964.  It was a hot August day.  I was dressed in Khaki pants, a white T-shirt, white sneakers.  I always carried the little Brownie in my hand, not on a strap.  It just fit well in the palm of my hand.  I made the picture of the building, not thinking too much of it, then went in and had a soft drink.  I noticed these tough looking guys shooting pool in the back of this place.  I finished my drink, and paid.  As I left, they put down their pool cues and followed me out.  They stood at the top of those steps looking down at me as I got in my car, which fortunately had Tennessee plates on it, not Washington DC, not northern plates.  At that time you could be suspect as a civil rights worker if you had out-of-state license plates.  I felt a little nervous as I drove out of that town.  When I got the printed picture back a week or so later, I suspected I had been right in the midst of a Klan hang-out.  The name begins with the letter K, which is a klan custom.  And if you look at that picture, it looks Klan-like.  The glass windows form two eyes — one on each side of the doorway"  - William Christenberry, Working From Memory

I’ve been so depressed lately, that I haven’t been myself lately.. I’m a whole new different person, although it’s not a good thing. It’s more of a way of saying, I still miss you. Sure, I may be immature sometimes, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make you happy or take try to take care of you. There’s a difference between immaturity from friendship to relationship. There is no limit to being immature while you’re just friends. But, when it comes to being in a relationship, it’s all different. All I’d do, is to care for you. Support you through for you in every way you would need. But, I guess I’d just have to live through life, but the fact that I’d always will still love and miss you. I’ve done everything for you.. I just wished you realize that more than to think I was immature for the things I’ve did or say.
—  Relatable-life-problems (Daily Thoughts)
me on New Year's Eve
  • 11.59:Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great
  • 12.01:Last year's wishes are this year's apologies

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

I am in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void and that oblivion is inevitable and that we’re all doomed and there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust and the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have and I am in love with you.

1.) Delete his number so you’ll stop drunk texting him and so that when you’re crying on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night you won’t call him.

2.) Stop comparing yourself to her. Put sticky notes on your mirror to remind yourself to be who you are because if you round out your edges, you’ll lose your edge.

3.) When you’re thinking about what he’s doing and where he is, don’t let yourself check what he’s tweeting and what pictures he’s posting. You can’t keep hurting yourself while also trying to fix yourself.

4.) Put everything he ever gave you and all the pictures of him kissing you on the cheek in a box and tape it up and throw it in the back of your closet. Some day when it doesn’t hurt anymore you will open it and smile, but for now, don’t you dare touch it.

5.) Buy yourself some new clothes and a new lipstick and go out with your friends even if you don’t want to. You will feel good about yourself when you feel beautiful. Remember that you’re beautiful without the makeup too.

6.) Fill up your schedule with lots of things to do even if you don’t have any obligations. It’s easier when you don’t have a ton of free time to think and think and think.

7.) Stop playing his favorite song and the song you first danced to.

8.) When you take a shower, listen to music that is loud and upbeat and happy, even if you’re not in the mood for it. Dance and sing along to it even if people can hear you.

9.) Write his name over and over on a clean piece of paper and then crumple it up and burn it with a lighter.

10.) Stop drinking or smoking each time you get sad about it. Realize that this usually only makes you feel even worse afterwards.

11.) Kiss boys even if you don’t like them. Sometimes it’s the easiest way to forget about the taste of him.

12.) Remind yourself that if he wanted to come back, then he would. Stop chasing him. Focus on yourself. You were alive before you met him, too.

—  How To Cut Him Out Of Your Life (lunarless
And she never did figure out which was worse: trying to forget the way his voice sounded down the phone in the early hours of the morning, or the feeling of her existence slowly being erased from his memory until he could swear he had never known her at all.
—  S.Z. // Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #72

2/22/14 USA vs. Finland: James van Riemsdyk screens Patrick Kane from the camera after his 2nd penalty shot miss until the ice is cleared

For anon. :) Many thanks to captainfantoewstic and the other anons who pointed out when it happened, seriously.

Sam’s got his priorities sorted :-D